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Sep 30, 2012 10:30am EDT
different states, what i hear from women is they want jobs in the economy is issue number one. they want specifics. thiept ton what is going to be done to repeal, replace obamacare. make that workable. they're looking for detail. and i think a lot of the undecides are there and that female vote is very soft. and larry i think you're seeing that in your polling, too. it's very movable and as we get into the debatees, as people react-- women are appalled with what happened in libya. and i think they're looking for some accountability. they want to see a serious-- >> schieffer: what you're saying is mitt romney is not specific enough. he needs to give us some more details on what he plans to do. >> i think you're going to see that come forward in the debates and over the next couple of weeks, and he has started to roll out some of the specifics and that's what women are wanting to see. >> schieffer: bob shrum, you were an adviser to john kerry. you were an adviser way back when ted kennedy, i guess, debated mitt romney in that now-famous senate race of long ago. what would you be telling ba
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
project is important to the 800,000 visitors who come here every year as well as the local economy. >> it is beautiful. i'm glad it didn't fall down. >> reporter: barbara and jerry haynes snapped photos of a scaffolding free washington monument while they still could. >> we're used to earthquakes in california, but now we're here we know it's a little different. >> i have to say this registered 7.4 on my richter stale. >> reporter: now two men who each visited the washington monument as children now lead a team that will repair it. >> if you really look at the total cost of the project, it's almost entirely being spent in this region for both manpower and materials. >> it will mean that there is jobs for scaffolding companies, for stone companies and for other small businesses. >> reporter: the project is challenging. the heaviest damage to the monument is between 475 and 530 feet, considered the most difficult area to access. andrea mccarren, 9 news now. >> repairs have already been completed on the monument's elevator which was severely damaged by the earthquake last year. >>> ir
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
domestic matters and the economy. at this time tomorrow night, it will all be over left to the pun dants and the voters. >> home of the pioneers, the university of denver plays home to sparring contenders of the political kind. final touches were put on the debate today where in less than 24 hours, potential gaps and zingers could fly. president obama took a break and visited the hoover dam. mitt romney took time out for a buritto bowl. and romney may have gotten zinger help from an unlikely ally today. vice president joe biden campaigning in north carolina. >> how they can justify raising taxes in the middle class has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify it? >> reporter: republicans pounced. >> we agreed. we need to elect mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: in person absentee voting is already under way. early voeting going only in other states. both sides know tomorrow's debate could be the last one some voters see. >> i think it's an opportunity for governor romney to flush out these issues face-to-face. >> he's very good a
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Sep 28, 2012 11:00pm EDT
american people. not when our economy is in the kind of trouble it's in. i will not raise taxes on middle income americans. >> the president stayed close to the twhiet -- white house with three fundraisers. some have already cast their ballots. most campaign watchers say early voters favor the president because of his grass root education. both candidates will use the weekend to get ready for next wednesday's debate in colorado. >>> we are learning some new details about a deadly shooting at a minneapolis business. this evening another person died. that brings the death toll to six, including the gunman. the 36-year-old shooter was fired from the company early in the morning, he came back in the afternoon, killed the owner along with others before taking his own life. two people are still in the hospital. police say they found 10,000 rounds of ammo at the shooter's house. >>> well, it is probably not even possible to imagine the grief felt by a father up in connecticut. he shoots to death an armed prowler wearing the ski mating, but that -- mask, but that prowler turns out to be hi
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
economy but right now romney is focused on foreign policy and has been slamming the president over his handling of the events in the middle east. in an op-ed in the "wall street journal" romney said the president showed weakness in the middle east. he said president obama heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. he doesn't understand an american policy that lacks resolve can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides says the president is looking forward to debate foreign policy with mitt romney. >> he took the iraq war, he did. he will focus on bin laden and bring him to justice. >> reporter: romney is said to be planning a major foreign policy speech to be delivered in the next few weeks. foreign policy is the focus of the final presidential debate on october 22nd in florida. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. come november colorado voters are expected to pass an amendment addressing the flood of political advertising. it began two years ago with the supreme court ruling with restrictions on campaign contributions, restrictions on freedom of s
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm EDT
was about as bad as you could have. >> reporter: his dream opened just as the economy crashed. office space went unfilled. disney pulled out. >> a new world class resort casino. >> reporter: but now peterson has a plan to fix. >> is in a resort. this isn't just a casino. along with the upscale restaurants and the upscale retail is another ammenity called a casino. >> why did politicians negotiate with out of state casino operators in secret? >> reporter: peterson's casino dreams have faced a furious onslaught funded in large part by penn national which makes millions on casinos in west virginia and pennsylvania. >> but we've heard those empty claims before. >> good paying jobs. >> reporter: cesar's and mgm and peterson have responded with a barrage of ads of their own. >> we have a demand from the city here. >> reporter: peterson hopes to build on empty land by the beltway, figures most customs will come from virginia and that millions will flow to maryland taxpayers. not just from poor people who play slots, but from wealthy folks like him. >> i gamble, but i sure don't pull
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
about as bad as you could have. >> reporter: his dream opened just as the economy crashed. office space went unfilled. disney pulled out. >> a new world class resort casino. >> reporter: but now peterson has a plan to fix it. >> this is a resort. this isn't just a casino. along with the upscale restaurants, along with the upscale retail is another ammenity called a casino. >> reporter: peterson's casino dreams have faced a furious onslaught. >> we've heard those empty claims before. >> good paying jobs. >> reporter: caesar's and mgm have responded with a barrage of ads of their own. 1 poll suggests maryland voters are about evenly split on this question despite the millions of dollars that have been spent on both sides. bruce leshan, 9 news now. >> revenue estimates for maryland's slot par mores were way overblown, but patterson -- parlors were way overblown, but peterson insists this will be different, a las vegas resort style hotel. >>> fairfax county police want you to look closely at this next picture which dubs the office creeper. the suspect poses as a maintenance guy in ord
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
seen their income come down by $4,300. this is a tax in and of itself. i'll call it the economy tax. it's been crushing. >> earlier in the week, vice president biden had said the middle class has been buried for the past four years. the issue they came closest to agreeing on, social security. the candidates here last night also sparred on other issues, including job creation, deficit reduction and health care. >> the presidential candidates will next square off on october 16th in long island. the second debate will take place on the campus of hofstra university, and it will be in the format of a town hall meeting. that means undecided voters will ask the questions. the candidates will focus on foreign and domestic policy. we've learned that first lady michelle obama will make another trip to virginia next week to campaign for her husband. she will visit loudoun county on tuesday, october 9th. we'll pass along additional details as they become available. the announcement highlights just how important northern virginia is in the race for the white house. tomorrow president obama will
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
economy has changed, things have changed but we have to remember one thing. the n.f.l. is not like caterpillar. they're a virtually a monopoly with -- contributing 06% less to our pension through a defined contribution was unacceptable to us and it was a take it or leave it deal for them. >> reporter: it is those pensions that the ref union and n.f.l. were able to compromise on. so here's some of the terms of this tentative agreement. the current pension plan will remain in place for the current n.f.l. refs through the 2016 season. then it will be frozen and replaced by a defined contribution agreement starting in 2017. and then finally the referees' salaries will increase from an average of $149,000 a year to $205,000 a year by 2019. a lot of people are thinking my goodness, you know, these refs will have less than 24 hours notice to begin officiating tonight's game in baltimore. how are they going to do it? we'll talk about that coming up at 5:30. mike, andrea? >> all right, thanks, kristin. going to be interesting tonight. >> yes, it will. >>> friends and neighbors gathered to r
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Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
hikes. this protest took place on wednesday. spain is the eurozone's fourth largest economy, but struggling to recover from the deep recession gripping europe. >>> james clap per, says the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi was, quote, a deliberate and organized terrorist attack. four people were killed in the september 11th assault including ambassador christopher stevens. clapper's assessment comes after the obama administration was criticized for standing by its original assessment that the attack was a spontaneous response to an anti-muslim film. >>> score one for the record folks. homer bailey of the cincinnati reds pitched a no-hitter last night against the pirates in pittsburgh. the score was 1-0. bailey struck out ten and walked only one, the seventh no-hitter in the major leagues this season and the first for the reds in 24 years. congratulations to homer bailey who you know with that name just had to grow up to become a major leaguer. >>> it's inevitable. all right. 20 minutes after the hour. here is lonnie quinn with our first check of the wealth ever. >> good mo
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
is, people are feeling better about the economy. as bad as things are, 40% of people think that the country is heading on the right track. and that tells all of us, especially the polling experts, wendy, that people are feeling better about the direction of the country, and so they have to feel really badly about the country, if they wanted to eject the current president of the united states and take a bet on someone they don't know very well. that's the final thing. mitt romney is way behind president obama in popularity. and that's his challenge tonight. mitt romney has to come out here tonight and try to be nice, and affable and likable and get past that 47% comment that he made, which seemed to be writing off half of the american voters. at the same time he's got to be tough and aggressive and try to rattle president obama. and that is a very hard combination. >> all right. andrea mitchell, always good to hear your comments on this. and you are joining the team coverage for tonight's big debate showdown coming up on "nightly news" with brian williams. >> thanks. >> thank you. >>
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00am EDT
? >> reporter: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thrivin middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate, ahead of the face-off in denver, both campaigns seem to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates, as you know. there have been difficulties and you have to give the president credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking points memo telling surrogates to point out how well president obama has done in past debates. >> as president i'm going to have to make some tough decisions. >> reporter: the obama campaign issued a statement pointing out that the president hasn't debated since 2008. >> 10,000 bucks. >> reporter: while governor romney got practice in during primaries. obama campaign spokesman says
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
sparked interest. ben bernanke will keep record low interest rates to spark the economy even after if regains momentum. >>> analysts say winter shopping will rise 4.1% this year. that's slightly lower than predictions for the last two years. >>> jpmorgan chase is the first target of the justice department investigation into the financial crisis. a civil lawsuit alleges bear stearns carried out billion of dollars in mortgage-backed securities fraud. >>> american express has agreed to pay $112.5 million to settle federal charges of illegal late fees. >>> the multi-billion dollar fraud carried out by bernard madoff began as far back as the early 1970s. this is according to a rewritten indictment bringing four charges against four long time employees. >>> a trader joe's peanut butter recall has spread to chains including whole foods, target and stop and shop. >>> honda is recalling 600,000 accords that may have a faulty power steering hose that can leak fluid and cause a fire. >>> congratulations to yahoo's marissa mayer. the new ceo and her husband welcomed their first child, a baby boy.
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00pm EDT
us have it. well, yes, the economy has changed. things have changed, but we have to remember one thing. the nfl is not like caterpillar. they're a virtually monopoly with an anti-trust exemption and making record profits. so contributing 60% less to our pension through a defined contribution was simply unacceptable for us and it was a take it or leave it deal for them. >> j.b., in your sense, will the refs be appreciated more? >> for as long as i've been covering the league and what i think i understand about human nature, here's what i think may happen. the first couple weeks these guys are back. the fans and players will cheer and embrace them. after a few weeks you'll find the players and coaches screaming at them as they normally do. the bottom line is they may scream and holler, but they know that they understand the rules and they will enforce the rules. >> doesn't it bother you there was so much focus the last few weeks on the referees instead of the games themselves? >> absolutely. there are a lot of missed story lines even in the seattle/green bay game. seattle's defense
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Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
richer. we succeed when the middle class gets bigger. >> the economy is governor romney's key issue. in bedford heights, ohio. he worked to convince voters he has a better plan for getting more americans back to work. >> we have got to open more trade to get more good jobs for americans and i will do that. >> a new cbs news poll just out shows the want a 10-point lead right now over mitt romney in ohio. virginia, of course, another battleground state, right here tomorrow morning mitt romney will attend a veterans rally in springfield. derek. >>> anita, there was a vigil held tonight for that herndon family found dead thrin eel home, and people who knew the peter sons gathered at the floris urn night methodist church. counselors were at westkneeled high today where 16-year-old matthew was a student. his 13-year-old brother christopher was an 8th grader at rachel carson middle school. >>> two weeks after a teen was murdered while working to school his killer is still out there. tonight police met with concerned community members at that time central high school. that is where 18-year-old
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Sep 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
? >> reporter: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver, both campaigns seemed to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates as you know and there have been difficulties and you have to give the president some credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking points memo telling surrogates to point out how well president obama has done in past debates. >> as president, i'm going to have to make some tough decisions. >> reporter: the obama campaign issue add statement pointing out the president hasn't debated since 2008. >> 10,000 bucks? >> reporter: while governor romney got some practice in during the primaries. obama campaign spokesma
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
, aggressively pushing president obama on the economy, job creation, and health care. we're going to talk to top advisers about how their candidates faired just ahead. we're also going to talk with chris matthews who had very strong feelings about the debate. but we want to begin with chuck todd, chief white house correspondent in denver this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning, savannah. look, this may have been the most substantive debate in the television era. and mitt romney dealt with it as if his campaign depended on it while a subdued president obama let romney dictate the terms of the debate. not exactly the gift the president was looking for on his 20th wedding anniversary. >> and so i just want to wish, sweetie, you happy anniversary and let you know that a year from now we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people. >> reporter: from the very beginning, mitt romney displayed a confident and commanding presence on stage, almost one-upping the president from the start. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
constituencies. you can look at the economy. there are jobs that get created through n.i.h. funding. we've created an industry, bite crow tech industry that -- the biotech industry that i think leads the world here in america because of the basic funding at the n.i.h. but i do think as dan says, some efficiencies need to be looked at. there are probably ways in which overhead costs in particular need to be looked at to try to squeeze perhaps some dollars out of that portion of grant support and put it into the actual doing of the science, if you will. it's a difficult question because the pie is getting smaller and the costs of doing research are going up. i think one of the solutions is clearly the interaction between companies like mine and companies across the biotech and pharma industry in supporting the kind of research we all know is very important to essentially fuel the engine of drug development over the long haul. >> i want to get back later in the show about the idea of deliberations between industry and academia. one of the things that doug mentioned and was mentioned in
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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ i need all the help i can get. i tell them, "come straight to the table." i say, "it's breakfast time, not playtime." "there's fruit, milk and i'm putting a little nutella on your whole-wheat toast." funny, that last part gets through. [ male announcer ] serving nutella is quick and easy. its great taste comes from a unique combination of simple ingredients like hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. okay, plates in the sink, grab your backpacks -- [ male announcer ] nutella. breakfast never tasted this good. >> osgood: the first presidential debate of campaign 2012 takes place this coming wednesday in denver. whether it takes its place among history's great debates remains ton seen. our chief washington correspondent and final debate moderator bob scheiffer looks forward and back. >> governor reagan again typically is against such a proposal. >> governor, there you go again. schieffer: and here we
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
americans are struggling to find work in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> welcome back. 6:22. your weather first. showers across the bay pulling away. we'll get into a decent portion of the day before some rain may return later. here's a look outside quickly on the michael & son weather camera. br
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
%. thanks to easier credit and a more stable economy, the auto industry is on track to sell 14 hadn't 4 million autos this year. aig, the insurance giant rescued by a government bailout at the height of the financial crisis could be named a financial institution by regulators. if it happens, they will be regulated by the federal reserve. back to you. >> thanks for the update. barbara? >>> more and more spas are offering cosmetic procedures done in doctors offices. we have the precautions you should take. good morning. >> tell us about the things the spas are offering now. >> well, first let me define what a spa is. a spa is where you are getting facials and massages and things like that. a medi-spa is when they incorporate medical procedures in a regular spa and you have a physicians office. there are different tier, if you will, for cosmetic procedures but they may not be qualified to do them. >> if we are talking botox and fillers, are those ever done in spas or in medi-spas. >> what we define is what's medical practice. if you are practicing medicine, that has to be by a licensed ind
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
spend more time talking about foreign policy than about the economy and jobs? >> i think he should do both, particularly in light of the tragic death of ambassador stevens. >> good to have you here. thank you senator. >> thanks for mafg me on. >> we want to turn to some of the headlines from some of the newspapers. the "financial times" reports on the financial crisis in spain. today the spanish government announces budget cutbacks. on wednesday there were protests outside of the spanish parliament for a second day in a row. political turmoil is causing spanish stocks to nose dive. >>> britain's guardian reports on massive new demonstrations in greece. protesters had violent confrontations with police. there's new wage and pension cuts. the greek finance minister said the government has agreed on an austerity budget for next year. >> "usa today" finds income is growing much faster in republican leaning red states. personal income in those 23 states has risen 4.6% since the recession began five years ago. democratic leaning blue states income is up only half of 1%. >> the "wall stre
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
announced in advance will be three on the economy and one each on health care, the role of government, t on overning. differences, specifics, and choices. both candidates will also have two-minute closing statements. the audience here in the hall has promised to remain silent. no cheers, applause, boos, hisses among other noisy distracting things. so we may all concentrate on what the candidates have to say. there is a noise exception right now, though, as we welcome president obama and governor romney. [ cheers and applause ] >> jim. >> gentlemen, welcome to you both. let's start, the economy, segment 1, and let's begin with jobs. what are the major differences between the two of you about how you would go about creating new jobs? you have two minutes, each of you have two minutes to start. a coin toss has determined mr. president, you go first. >> well, thank you very much, jim, for this opportunity. i want to thank governor romney and the university of denver for your hospitality. there are a lot of points i want to make tonight, but the most important one is that 20 years ago i becam
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00pm EDT
you understand china's economy is growing at 7 or 8%. russia's economy is growing at 4% and our economy is growing at 1.3%? [ booing ] >> yeah. we're in a very different road than what i think the people of the road expected for the united states of america and if i'm elected president of this country, i will get us back on a road of growth and prosperity and strength. [ cheering and applause ] >> at a fundraiser president obama told his supporters that it will take more than one term for change to happen and he said ronnie's approach for writing off nearly half -- romney's approach for writing off nearly half of the nation will not do that. >>> we'd probably agree there's no good way to put down a sick animal and also there's some methods easier on the animals than other. drowning a sick animal? that is what a zoo director did to a wallaby and later today the zoo director meghan mogensen was found guilty of animal cruelty. we talked to the former curator who blew the whistle on her. >> there needs to be changes. there needs to be at least a vet tech on staff. i don't want anyth
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
economy from growing. the government cuts its economic growth estimates. anthony mason looks at the drought and other threats to jobs. israel's prime minister shows how close he believes iran is to a nuclear bomb. how close is it? david martin looks into that. mark phillips on a contwo verse net art world. she has that mystic smile, but is this a real mopa lisa? who says crime doesn't pay? jim axelrod on an auction of memorabilia from america's most notorious criminals. >> reporter: this was in clyde's waistband? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. it turns out the economy is growing even more slowly than we thought. the government told us that u.s. growth in the second quarter was an anemic 1.7%, but today, the commerce department put out a new estimate showing us it was even less than that, just 1.3%. and this is what caught our attention in the report-- the government said half of the downward revision can be blamed on the drought. it's destroying crops, including the corn in this field inula roy, illinois. and on
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
economy more people are dependent on government. >> despite being down in most polls ryan said the gop ticket will eventually win over voters who are frustrated by a stagnant economy. >> given that we are going to win this. >> reporter: and romney has a lot to gain from a debate says cathleen hall jameison. >> the challenger has the opportunity to establish he is competent to stand up and hold his own against the president of the united states. a challenger who accomplishes that, in effect, wins the first debate. >> reporter: romney las been studying for the debates since june, the last month he has even been traveling with his obama stand-in, ohio senator rob portman who has joined him on his plane and campaign bus. the obama campaign contends romney has prepared more than any candidate in recent history. >> he's been a good debater in the past. he's very prepared. he's got all these clever zingers and lines in his pocket some we understand he will probably have a good night on wednesday. >> reporter: obama campaign observations have been trying to convince us for weeks that the p
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
-minute segments focusing heavily on the economy. touching down in denver this afternoon, president obama has prepared more for these debates than any sitting president in the modern era. while anticipation builds at the tightly controlled debate site mitt romney fine tuned his message in private, advisers say, relaxing with three of his sons and fueling up on a peanut butter and honey sandwich. >> i believe that the 21st century can be better than the 20th. >> you can do that. it's your future. go claim it. >> reporter: outside the debate hall cameras caught a brief glimpse of the candidates' motorcades. their walkthroughs inside the 1500-seat arena, kept out of view. >> two, three, four, five. >> reporter: for days advisers from both sides have been negotiating details from lighting to the angle of the podiums. the rules even address which spouse will be introduced first. mrs. romney, then mrs. obama. and a coin toss determined the president will speak first with romney getting the last word. >> i'd ask the wealthy to pay a little more. >> more americans are living in poverty. >> report
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Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm EDT
finger at the president for not improving the economy when the democrats controlled congress. >> what we have is more debt, more deficits, more people struggling to find work, no solutions that actually work. >> reporter: vice-president joe biden appealed to older voters in another battleground state, assuring florida seniors medicare would be around for future generations. >> the action the president took has actually strengthened the medicare trust fund and exceeded its life up to 2024. >> reporter: off the campaign trail, president obama and challenger mitt romney are prepping for their first debate. in practice sessions, romney will get help from ohio senator rob fortman, who will play the role of the president. president obama will look to massachusetts senator john kerry to stand in for romney. behind in recent polls, some campaign watchers say romney has more riding on the debates, as well as more to gain, than the president. >> the challenger has the opportunity to establish he is competent to stand up and hold his own against the president of the united states. a challenger w
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
been trying to make the case he'll do a better job with the economy but in all three states the polls shows president obama leading on that issue. >> the path i offer is harder but to a better place. i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: romney does lead in one category, voters in those same states say he would do a better job on the deficit. and both candidates will be appearing in the cleveland and toledo area today and romney will also be making a stop near columbus. >> it's on. thanks. two powerful bombs exploded in the syrian capital of damascus this morning. the explosion he did to at any timed minutes apart followed by gunfire. the attack was blamed on terrorists. damascus has been rocked by a series of bombings in recent months as the uprising against president bashir al assad's okay late. >> egypt's president is scheduled to address the u.n. general assembly. on tuesday president obama addressed the general assembly. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the president told world leaders that the sl
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Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
mistake that still haunts her. this country was built by working people. the economy needs manufacturing. machines, tools, people making stuff. companies have to invest in making things. infrastructure, construction, production. we need it now more than ever. chevron's putting more than $8 billion dollars back in the u.s. economy this year. in pipes, cement, steel, jobs, energy. we need to get the wheels turning. i'm proud of that. making real things... for real. ...that make a real difference. ♪ >>> texting finding or receiving nude pictures or racy pictures over text. >> a young woman tells mike how one picture is having lifelong consequences. >> it was full body and i wish to this day i hadn't sent it because it changes everything. >> reporter: this girl says a bitter ex-boyfriend shared her sexting photos with her students after a breakup. the shame and embarrassment led to a severe depression. >> i've tried cutting myself several times. i tried choking myself to make myself pass out and keep it there and just die. >> reporter: on the streets, teens say sexting is a bigger problem
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Sep 27, 2012 4:30am EDT
going to do later today and revealing how the u.s. economy is growing. investors will also find out how many americans are filing for first time unemployment benefits. yesterday wall street did hit a bump in the road when protests over wage cuts in greece pushed down stocks worldwide. there are concerns that the recession in europe could very well influence the global economy. checking the numbers the dow stands this morning at 13,413 after dropping 44 points. the nasdaq closed 24 points lower and the s&p 500 was down by 8. >>> the american greetings corporation may soon be sending out a thank you card. a group of investors led by the company's c.e.o. wants to buy the greeting card maker and take it private. the deal would involve about $580 million but the company's board still has to approve it. >>> mcdonald's putting something new on the menu. television. the fast food giant is releasing the m channel, m like mcdonald's in restaurants that features news, sports and entertainment but the satellite feed will not be the same everywhere you go. some mcdonald's will have local program
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Sep 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> reporter: romney has been trying to make the case he will do a better job with the economy but in all three states the poll shows president obama leading on that issue. >> the path i offer is harder but it leads to a better place. i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: romney does lead in one category. voters in those same states say he would do a better job on the deficit. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> when asked about the latest polls which show governor romney trailing in ohio, his political director would only say he trusts his internal polling and not public polls. >>> at 4:34, here's a look at some other things making news now [ inaudible ] the ongoing civil war is a key topic of discussion at the u.n. meetings in new york city. secretary-general is demanding global action to stop the war. an international charity called save the children claims kids will be traumatized for life after witnessing the devastation and enduring torture. the group is pleading with the international community to help syria's youngest victims. >>> today prince george's coun
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: governor romney explains to have a strong military, a strong economy is needed. >> our economy needs to be reinvigorated and the president has laid out his plan. it's a continuation of the old plan. we can't afford four more years of the last four years, all right? >> reporter: governor romney not only says he would stop shrinking the military but would add to the active duty force and one of the biggest cheers came when he quoted ronald reagan. >> peace comes through strength. i want to have a military that's so strong no one wants to test it. [ applause ] >> the people that are out there fighting these wars, we owe them support forever and i think governor romney is totally supportive of that. >> reporter: but that's not the opinion of veteran jim dillard who represented springfield for 30 years in the virginia house of delegates. >> they talk about cutting the domestic spending by 20%. if they do that, that's $11 billion cut for veterans program. i don't think veterans ought to be the ones to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy. so we need a president who is going to lo
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
september. the previous reports shows the economy added just 96,000 jobs in august while the unemployment rate fell slightly to 8.1% because more people stopped looking for work. as for stocks it was a weak finish to a strong quarter on wall street. checking the numbers, the dow stands this morning at 13,437, but it fell about 49 points on friday. it rose 4% for the entire quarter. nasdaq lost 20 points on friday, rallied more than 6% from july through september. and the s&p 500 was off by 6 and gained almost 6% in the third quarter. >>> also investors are waiting on the minutes from the latest federal reserve meeting. policymakers decided to keep rates at record lows through 2015 and buy back more bonds to jump start the economy. we're seeing mortgage rates falls as a result. >>> amazon's paperweight e- reader goes on sale this month. it's the latest investigation of the -- version of the kindle to goes head to head with the barnes and noble nook. we'll have to see how the sales figures are. >> i have my kindle and all my other devices. do i need another real kindle itself?
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
people. the economy needs manufacturing. machines, tools, people making stuff. companies have to invest in making things. infrastructure, construction, production. we need it now more than ever. chevron's putting more than $8 billion dollars back in the u.s. economy this year. in pipes, cement, steel, jobs, energy. we need to get the wheels turning. i'm proud of that. making real things... for real. ...that make a real difference. ♪ >>> i'm meteorologist olga breese. after a cloudy start this morning, we'll see midday sunshine but the clouds will return later this afternoon. look for showers and thunderstorms to develop. highs today in the low 80s. >> thank you so much, olga. >>> we're taking a look now on the beltway northbound gw parkway. ramp to the inner loop of the beltway where authorities are dealing with this accident here and expect some delays trying to get on to the beltway leaving the gw parkway. i'll have more on this and also an accident on 270 at 6:18. back to you. >>> at 6:12 this wednesday morning, here are some of the stories making news. we're trying to get more inf
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the local economy. we'll have that story coming up tonight at 6:00. until then live from the national mall andrea mccarren, 9 news now. >> important stuff indeed. thanks. >>> we're tracking storms on the radar right now. topper shutt joins us from the weather center. top, what are you seeing? >> right now it's quiet. all the showers and storms are to north of us, but the front is still way to the north of us. this is the same front we'll have to get used to. it's going to hang around. let's start with a look at the radar. notice all the showers and a few thunderstorms essentially north of the mason dixon line. so through our friends up in pennsylvania and then points north, i mean we're looking at very few showers, a couple dipping into cumberland. that's how it will be a while. so the evening commute will stay dry. a little touch of summer today. 83 downtown, 82 in manassas, 82 at andrews and even 81 up in frederick. so not bad. so for tonight a shower or thunderstorm possible until about midnight, more to the north, breezy and mild, lows 58 to 64. we'll come back, though, talk about
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Sep 30, 2012 11:30am EDT
of businesses and the economy. its exclusive research and analysis you cannot find anywhere else. this week, the debate over what needs to be done to bolster the country's defenses against cyber attack. this week, wells fargo found their banks under attack. the suspect iran. they deny it. but republicans and democrats left town without coming to a deal on this. now they think the president may act on its own. an exclusive bloomberg analysis examines the options. they include telling authorities to establish new cyber standards for utilities, pipelines to banks. creating a realtime system to monitor private threats. that means connecting private companies to government networks. and they may ease limits on sharing information between government and the private sector which is raising privacy concerns. joining me now is someone that knows the debate over how to defend against this. general michael hayden. he is now a principal with a security firm in washington. thank you for joining us. >> yes. >> peter: how prepared is the country for the cyber threats of today? >> not as well pr
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
-minute segment. three focus on the economy, four, five, and six health care, the role of government and governing. procedure, each candidate gets two minutes to respond to a question posed by jim lara. time remaining is given to freewheeling discussion of segments. risk factor, dangerous, sometimes lethal. ♪ [music] ♪ >> are you better off than you were four years ago? is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? is america as respected throughout the world as it was? do you feel that our security is as safe, that we're as strong as we were four years ago? if you answer all of those questions yes, why then i think your choice is obvious as to who you'll vote for. if you don't agree, if you don't think that this course that we've been on for the last four years is what you would like to see us follow for the next four, then i could suggest another choice that you have. >> jimmy jimmy carter practical gagging. question, who will win the debate on tuesday? can romney
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
economy is needed. >> our economy needs to be reinvigorated and the president has laid out his plan. it's a continuation of the old plan. we can't afford four more years of the last four years, all right? >> reporter: governor romney not only said that he would stop shrinking the military but would add to the active duty force and one of the figures came when he quoted ronald reagan. >> peace comes through strength. i want to have a military that's so strong no one wants to test it. >> the people that are out there fighting these wars, we owe them support forever and i think governor romney is totally supportive of that. >> reporter: but that's not the opinion of veteran jim dillard who represented springfield for 30 years in the virginia house of delegates. >> now they talk about cutting the domestic spending by 20%. if they do that, that's $11 billion cut to veterans programs and i don't think veterans ought to be ones to pay for tax cuts to the wealthy and so we need a president who is going to look out for veterans, who will look out for the middle class and lead us back to prosperity
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >> romney fired back a a major debate moment that the president weakened the economy by his focus on health care. >> i don't know how the president could have come into office facing rising unploimt and spending energy and passion fighting for obama care. >> we did work on this alongside working on jobs. this is part of making sure that middle class families are secure in this country. >> a substantial debate. no zingers. i'm steve handles, nbc news, denver. >> as mentioned, we heard a t lo of promises from both candidates. did any resonate with people out of work or those about to enter the job market? jim rosenfield continues our k06 raj. he continues at george mason yucht, jim? >> doreen, first time young and many of them undecided voters. here at george mason university in fairfax. they were not shy. >> quick show of hands, for how many of you is this your first presidential election? many of you watching this first debate anxious to get beyond first impressions. >> i'm pretty sure this is exactly what i'm looking for. >> i'm trying to see how i could get a better chance to pay f
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
put barack obama on the defensive given his horrific record on the economy and on national security, and i think he will do that. i think he will be tough with the president. i don't think the president will react particularly well to that because i don't think the president gets people who are very tough with him very often, and i think that interplay i think will be the key moment of the night. >> you see more people optimistic about the economy. you see the president's poll numbers improving with regard to handling the economy. yet you still believe he's quite vulnerable. the polls are tightening. why and where? >> look, i think fundamentally the american public realize that barack obama has failed in his transformation of america. he came in, you know, with very lofty goals and saying that he was going to do all these things. he hasn't done any of them. the economy is in worse shape, the unemployment rate is in worse shape. national security-wise we're much more vulnerable. things are falling apart around the world in very key areas of the world, particularly with the middle eas
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
presidential debate. this one on domestic matters and the economy. it's already been a long race. voting is underway already in 34 states, and the polling numbers are still on the move. as you'll see in just a moment. first, we want to begin with peter alexander in denver where they're getting ready for the big moment tomorrow night. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. when president obama and mitt romney step on the stage behind me tomorrow night, it's going to be the first time they've seen each other face to face in nearly five years. to give you a sense of just how crucial his performance is, romney aides brought podiums into his hotel conference room late today to help him simulate the real thing. fueling up for an afternoon study session today. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm getting there. >> reporter: mitt romney, who has been for weeks practicing zingers to sharply critique the president, may have gotten help from an unlikely ally. vice president joe biden today. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00am EDT
behind president obama. more voters than ever think the economy is improving. what are they listening for tonight? >> i would like to hear some, you know, firm stances on positio positions, definitely some good debate. both the candidates thinking on their feet. >> reporter: inundated with ads, some residents say they won't watch the debate. >> i already know who i'm voting for. i don't want to hear it anymore. >> reporter: in the poll, six in ten found the debates somewhat important or not at all. >> mitt romney's campaign called the debate a restart of the campaign. right now, the republican presidential nominee trails president obama by 3% of likely white voters. that is within the polls margin of error. the president leads by seven points among all registered voters. >>> you can watch tonight's debate here on nbc 4. nbc news live team coverage begins at 9:00. that brings us to our poll question. will you watch tonight's debate? let us know on news 4 today facebook. >>> after a foggy morning, it's turning really humid, really humid. >> it feels more like august out there.
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
america based on the economy, crime, education and leisure. the only cities above it, san francisco and seattle. >> arlington comes in at 27. baltimore 29th on the list. virginia beach and chesapeake, virginia make the top 50. >>> welcome back. howard here with your weather first. we've got patchy fog west of town. we may see a little sun early but look for clouds to rule today. by noon mostly cloudy, 67. with luck we'll crack into the low 70s. some staying in the upper 60s there. will be a few showers around for the afternoon commute, especially west of town. i'll be back in just a few minutes with the rest of the week's forecast. >>> traveling northbound on 395, you're slow coming past edsall road. takes you past duke street. the accident moved on to the right shoulder just before seminary road. also looks like some debris on the left side. notice how folks are jogging out of the left lane on to the shoulder in the same location. after that free and clear to the 14th street bridge. jessica, back to you. >>> ladies, do you think you have what it takes to start a company? well, the
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
economy by his focus on health care. >> i just don't know how the president could come into office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> we did work on this alongside working on jobs because this is part of making sure that middle class families are secure in this country. >> reporter: a substantial debate. no zingers. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, denver. >>> all right. so how did the candidates do? well, post debate instant polls reveal that most voters believe mitt romney did better than president obama. a cnn orc poll shows that 67% of registered voters who watched the debate chose mr. romney as the winner while 25% chose mr. obama. a cbs snap poll showed that 45% identified mitt romney while 22% said barack obama won and 32% called it a tie. the candidates tangled over taxes and figures of cuts or increases. andrea mitchell looked into the truth behind the rhetoric of both candidates. >> let me repeat what i said. i'm not in fav
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
the better. we concluded we diminished our expectation not only about washington but what our economy feels and looks like. the country is traumatized by recent economic events and that hopelessness is benefiting the candidate who brought a campaign message of hope four years ago. >> many people think the president count do that much? >> the president and congress and they are not sure any idea right now is the one or the set of one ideas to transform our economy from a low-lying recovery to something that's a more competitive economy. >> major garrett, he's brilliant. thank you very much. last night "60 minutes" also showed us lesley stahl's revealing interview with arnold schwarzenegger. here's how he described the day his wife maria shriver confronted him about his affair with the family housekeeper and the child they had together. >> maria wants to have a meeting with your marriage counselor. tell us about that meeting. >> that particular visit that you talk about was the visit where she then said hey, i think joseph is your kid. and is he or not. i said you're absolutely correct.
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Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
stability of the global economy. >> and after the president's u.n. address he headed cross town to speak to former president bill clinton's gathering of global leaders and that is where mitt romney had begun his day. romney took a political jab at president obama in his speech implying that he's not done enough to confront foreign policy challenges in libya,egypt and iran. during a stop in ohio, romney said his administration would not characterize middle east unrest as a bump in the road. >> we have a president who takes this serious and gets america on trap to shape world affairs. >> both romney and president obama will be campaigning in ohio tomorrow. a new washington post poll of likely voters shows the president leading romney in the buckeye state 52-44%. >>> with the raising of a flag, charles county, maryland, makes history while honoring the sacrifices of brave soldiers. during a somber ceremony under a bright blue sky, charles county became the first in the state to fly the p.o.w./m.i.a. flag all year around. it honors among other 1,700 soldiers missing, one of them from charles
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> pig farmers are predicting a global bacon shortage. yeah. however, they say the shortage can be averted if chris christie converts to islam. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell in washington this morning. good morning. >> good morning to you, charli
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
federal reserve official says he doubts the banks' efforts to boost the economy will actually work. of course investors didn't like hearing that. checking the numbers the dow stands at 13,457, dropped 101 points in trading yesterday. nasdaq had a rough day, too, down 43 points. the s&p 500 was down by 15. >>> super hero costumes are expected to be big this halloween and the spending is expected to be pretty big, too. consumers are likely to spend $8 billion over the next month on halloween according to a national retail federation survey. a record 170 million people or about 72% of americans are expected to observe the day. spending for the afternoon person will rise to just under 80 bucks this year. that's over $7 up from last year. >>> meantime a new survey shows free checking is quickly becoming a thing of the past. bankrate.com finds just 39% of checking accounts don't charge fees. think back to three years ago. 76% of all checking accounts were free. the study also finds banks are charging higher atms and overdraft fees but we know that. >> it doesn't get any better. what do you h
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
economy, sometimes it makes financial sense to stay under one roof, share a home as roommates, even though at one time they were husband and wife. does it make sense and does work? well, we have a laboratory example right here. we will talk about that when we come back. why nature made? they were the first to be verified by the usp. an independent organization that sets strict quality and purity standards. and that's why i trust nature made. nature made the number one pharmacist recommended letter vitamin brand. learn more at naturemade.com you can take medicine to treat what's in there, but why not just get it out. i'm dr. travis stork for arm & hammer simply saline. this all natural, drug-free nasal mist flushes congestion out. the secret to feeling better is simple. simply saline. in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both car
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